About the Day of Breast Reduction Surgery at the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery
Going into the operating rooms of either our Miami or Fort Lauderdale cosmetic surgery centers is not a normal occurrence for most people, so it's understandable that many people may feel a natural anxiety due to not knowing what to anticipate. The more you know what to expect, the more you can relax. Here we will share with you what a typical "surgery day" is like for a patient at the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery.
You will have followed the pre-op instructions, provided to you before your surgery. You can read about those preparing for breast reduction in Fort Lauderdale or Miami when you visit our page on the topic. So, you will have stopped eating 8- 10 hours prior to your surgery. You will shower, but not wear any lotions, creams, oils, perfumes, make-up, or jewelry. You will need to wear a shirt, top or dress that can be buttoned or zipped up and that does not require going over your head.
When You Arrive
You need to arrive at either our Miami or Fort Lauderdale surgery centers with your prescribed medications a minimum of 45 minutes before your appointment. You may be asked to fill out additional paperwork, if needed. Before surgery you will change into a surgical gown and foot covers. You will also meet with your surgeon and anesthesiologist for basic surgical planning, which can include drawing on your skin as needed. This is also an opportunity for any last-minute questions you may have.
Your breast reduction in Miami or Fort lauderdale will take place at our state-of-the-art operating suite. Once you enter the operating room, the staff, including an M.D. anesthesiologist, a trained operating room technician, circulator, and your surgeon, will do everything possible to make you feel secure and relaxed. The operating table is padded and very comfortable, which can help to relax you as well. In addition, you will be connected to monitoring equipment and be surrounded by expert medical professionals trained to help you in case any complications arise. A nurse or anesthesiologist will start an intravenous drip into you arm to administer all needed medicines, including those that will relax you.
Your surgery will last up to two hours. When it is completed and your dressings are in place you will be moved to the Recovery Room.
The Recovery Room
Your stay in the Recovery Room will last one to two hours where you will be under the constant care of RN's and Nurse Practitioner specifically trained to work in recovery. You will continue to be connected to monitoring equipment. Most people take between 30 to 60 minutes to wake up from surgery, yet they still may not remember much about their time in recovery.
When You Get Home
It is not safe for anyone to drive after having surgery performed, so you will need to have someone drive you home when you are released from the recovery room. We recommend that you have a friend or loved one stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. You should be prepared to rest the remainder of the day and the following day. Taking it easy is an important party of recovery and healing. Give yourself the gift of rest and relaxation. You may be sore and tender after your surgery and will have medications to help relieve most of the discomfort.
It is important that you make and keep all post-operative appointments. While surgery can change your body, resting and following your physician's instructions will help your body recover successfully. Recovery after breast enhancement in Miami is as important as the surgery itself, so be sure to give yourself enough time to take it easy and heal.
Take the next step: request your certificate for a Free Breast Lift Consultation and call us at (954) 565-7575 or (800) 274-LIPO today to schedule your appointment at the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery with locations in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.